Dave with Food Network Kitchens shares how to eat an artichoke. He recommends buying fresh artichoke over canned or frozen. To prepare the artichoke, he uses a serrated knife to slice through it a quarter of the way in from the top. Pulling a leaf out of the artichoke, Dave dips it in hot melted butter before scraping it with his teeth to eat the meat off the leaf. He starts peeling away to reach the center, which is furry and soft. Dave uses a spoon to scrape away the furry part before cutting the artichoke down the middle and shares that his favorite way to cook it is grilled with lemon before taking a bite.
Bobby Flay drizzles grilled artichokes with a fresh green goddess dressing in this recipe that makes a crowd-pleasing appetizer or BBQ side dish. Start with steaming the artichokes in a pot. Then toss them on the grill for char and maximum flavor. The dish is complemented with green goddess dressing made with fresh herbs, oil and creme fraiche or sour cream dressing mixed together in the blender.